Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Shark Fin Cove – Turbulence

Normally I don’t do smaller shots like this but I wanted to show the enormity of the scene at Shark Fin Cove in a more impactful way, so out came the zoom.

My 28-300mm was very handy in this shot, and at 100m, a nice sweet spot on this lens.  While long exposures seem to be all the rage, I didn’t think a long exposure’s softness would tell the story I wanted which is power and turbulence at its fullest, so I set my shutter speed to 1/1000s to stop the action and used the vibration reduction switch on my lens.

To polish the image I used Topaz Clarity and some levels in photoshop but honestly, I didn’t do too much with this.  I didn’t want to take away from the scene and it seems like anything else would’ve muddied the waters (so to speak) in this case.  🙂

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Shark Fin Cove

Yesterday we headed over to the coast to see the large waves.  Winter time is the best time to see these big waves and we were not disappointed.  One of the places we stopped was Shark Fin Cove.  What a place!  I’ve never been there which is sort of surprising since I’ve driven by many times.  All I can say is that I’m glad I had my knees replaced because I never would’ve been able to get down the trail otherwise.  My knees aren’t perfect and they bug me a lot of the time but I made it down and up and was very proud of myself!

Here are some pics to get started.  The first was taken on my iPhone at the top of Shark Fin Cove before we descended down the steep trail.  The second shows the trail from the bottom looking up.  You can see someone standing at the top, probably contemplating coming down or not.  The iPhone photo was edited on Leonardo and iColorama.  I did bring my camera (Dave carried it for me), so I’ll be working on some pictures today since it’s raining out.

Have a great day!

Shark Fin Cove taken on the iPhone

Shark Fin Cove taken on the iPhone

Trail down to Shark Fine Cove



Why I Blog – Inspired by Leanne Cole

I loved Leanne’s prompt of Why I Blog, so I thought I’d go ahead and take her up on the suggestion that we give it a whirl.

My blog was actually started as a knee replacement blog in November 2012.  (Some of you may have read this in an interview of me done by Leanne over a year ago, so my apologies if you’ve heard this before.)  I was going in for my first knee replacement and thought I’d blog about it.  Not that many people followed this blog back then, but I diligently posted something almost every day from animated surgeries to charts of my progress to fun iPhone photos.  I even posted from my hospital bed.  It was something to propel me forward and to help me remain positive.

While I was recovering I decided to create a website for my photos in April 2013 to house the few photos I had taken up to that point.  That’s where it all began.  I needed SOMETHING to do while recovering so I worked on my website.  Once I was able to go out with my camera, I started posting those images on my blog.  I think people liked hearing about my pictures a lot more than my knee replacement, LOL.  Can’t blame anyone for that, I would too.

It’s very important for me to always feel like I’m moving forward, learning and doing new things.  Blogging is now the springboard for exactly that and I really enjoy it and I love our blogging community. 🙂  The support I’ve received from friends here is incredible.  I would probably never have started my own camera club or entered photos into competitions if it weren’t for my good friends here.  Some days when I find it difficult to type or I get frustrated with the new format here, I just remember the value I get from all of you.  That keeps me going, so thank you!!

I’ve compiled some images over the last two years in a gallery here.  I posted one from every other month, so they are shown from the earliest to the most recent.


Please check Leanne Cole’s blog out later today for the entire gallery.